Tonight and tomorrow night, at the Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, my documentary film Witness Bahrain will be premiering.
For those of you in Seattle, I hope you will join me tonight at 8pm at the Grand Illusion Cinema, or tomorrow night at 6pm at the Lucid Lounge to watch the film and to participate in the post-screening Q&A with myself, Bahraini Co-Producer Nada Alwadi, and Project Manager for donkeysaddle projects, Amer Shurrab. (Though officially sold out, the Festival is releasing some extra tickets, so you can get them at the door!)
For those of you NOT in Seattle, you have a unique opportunity to participate in the conversation around the film by taking part in a Tweet Chat today at 3pmPST/6pmEST. Hosted by Hedgebrook, this TweetChat is an opportunity to ask questions of Nada and myself: about the film, about the ongoing repression happening in Bahrain, about the connection between the regime in Bahrain and the U.S. government.
Just use the hashtag #WitnessBahrain to follow and participate in the discussion!
I’m so very glad to be finally sharing with the world the stories of the inspiring Bahrainis that I met, struggling for democracy and human rights in the face of great repression and brutality.
Hope to see you online today at the TweetChat, and the premiere screenings tonight!
In solidarity with all those struggling for basic human rights,
Director/Producer, Witness Bahrain
(BTW–watch our trailer here!)